Definition of galumph verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

galumph

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɡəˈlʌmf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡəˈlʌmf//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they galumph
BrE BrE//ɡəˈlʌmf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡəˈlʌmf//
 
he / she / it galumphs
BrE BrE//ɡəˈlʌmfs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡəˈlʌmfs//
 
past simple galumphed
BrE BrE//ɡəˈlʌmft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡəˈlʌmft//
 
past participle galumphed
BrE BrE//ɡəˈlʌmft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡəˈlʌmft//
 
-ing form galumphing
BrE BrE//ɡəˈlʌmfɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡəˈlʌmfɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] + adv./prep. (informal) to move in an awkward, careless or noisy way Who’s that galumphing around upstairs? Word Origin 1871 (in the sense ‘prance in triumph’): coined by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking Glass; perhaps a blend of gallop and triumph.
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